Data security is a rising concern for all EU member states as technology becomes fundamental to every layer of the modern business and to the personal lives of all its citizens. Data is in many ways an abstract concept in its own right, but the physical and logical infrastructure that processes it, delivers it and stores it is very real. It lives on servers, in data centres and across telecommunications networks. “Datacenter Dynamics at CeBIT” in Hall 12 is an important international show case for the complete eco-system of data center technologies and the many service providers that lie at the heart of the digital economy. Together these companies make sure the systems our society relies upon are available and protected at all times.
As the rapporteur of the European Parliament in Brussels I was responsible for the EU data protection regulation, that has been completed successfully. I am pleased to see that so many European companies are taking part at DatacenterDynamics at CeBIT and hope that the event with conference, exhibition and matchmaking helps to generate growth. This initiative has my full support, and I encourage you to enter into a dialogue with these companies. This is why I am more than pleased to take over the patronage of DatacenterDynamics at CeBIT 2016. I wish all participants and guests an inspiring and successful event!
Jan Philipp Albrecht, Member of the European Parliament, Brussels
Vice-Chairman in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs